White paper: Why power systems will overtake x86 servers in the in-memory database marketplace

Why power systems will overtake x86 servers in the in-memory database marketplace.

Johannesburg, 06 Jun 2019
Read time 40sec

For some workloads, the differences among processor and systems architectures won’t make or break a system deployment. But, for big data, SAP HANA in-memory and other data-intensive workloads, choosing the wrong systems architecture can result in tremendously increased cost and much slower performance.

For enterprises running big data and SAP HANA workloads on x86 architecture, here’s why that decision needs to be revisited:

  • Power Systems designs offer significant symmetrical multiprocessing advantages over x86 servers, providing:
  • More addressable memory;
  • More memory bandwidth;
  • Faster input/output bus speed;
  • Faster processors; and
  • Denser cores with higher throughput per core.
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